July 16, 2003


Everybody failed over Iraq, according to Scott Ritter. Bush was wrong, Kofi Annan was weak, Hans Blix was "a moral and intellectual coward", Cheney lied, France and Germany were strategic losers. Everybody. Except Ritter, and even his present beliefs contradict the Scott Ritter of 1998.

But ... how do we know the “Scott Ritter” promoting a new book is in fact the same Scott Ritter who earlier took such divergent opinions on Iraq? The latest Ritter could be a body double in another CIA plot.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 16, 2003 03:18 AM

I love it when Scott Ritter does the political pundit talk show circuit here on American TV, the guy can't get through one interview without shouting over his host. In complete paranoia. He could be asked the most benign question and Ritter would pop his top. That is one bitter, bitter, bitter man.

Posted by: Matt from Vegas at July 16, 2003 at 04:03 AM

Matt - Perhaps we can arrange for an interview of Ritter by guest host Michael Moore. Or by the right's Michael Moore, Ann Coulter. Cats in a bag.

Posted by: Bob71 at July 16, 2003 at 04:15 AM

I want to know how the Independent, following this 12-year old English girl and the 30-year old Marine, failed to interview another former Marine with a great deal of experience in this matter.

Posted by: Andrew at July 16, 2003 at 04:35 AM

Hey these smears against Scott Ritter are totally unjustified, in face I think Scott Ritter is as innocent as George Galloway!

Posted by: Ross at July 16, 2003 at 04:42 AM

Maybe Scott is trying to horn in on Comical Ali's action.

Posted by: charles austin at July 16, 2003 at 05:23 AM

Maybe we could tell him there's a hot 12-year-old in the cafeteria and see if he rises to the bait.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at July 16, 2003 at 07:00 AM

Isn't Ann Coulter way too old to interview Scott Ritter? Perhaps he'd prefer someone from Nickelodeon News.

Posted by: Bill McCabe at July 16, 2003 at 01:13 PM

Hey, you'd be bitter too if your employer unexpectedly just went out of business without giving you severence pay. Ritter's career in show biz has now tanked.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at July 16, 2003 at 02:33 PM

perhaps Ritter has been taking his lines from the Mufti.

Posted by: d at July 16, 2003 at 02:57 PM

Scott Ritter performed the most amazing sort of ethical gymnastics in changing from dogged pursuer of WMD's and critic of the Clinton Administration, to paid employee of Saddam. I was always amazed at the 180 degree turn he made, and couldn't believe that the money he accepted from that Iraqi "businessman" would be worth the public destruction of his reputation.

It only made sense once we learned of his appetite for young girls. There must surely be much more about this trait of his which has not come out, but which is known to the Ba'ath party.

He is most likely a very enthusiastic kiddy-diddler, and was being blackmailed by Saddam.

Posted by: Mike James at July 17, 2003 at 02:37 AM